Exclusive Sneak Peek: The Classic Captain Action Collection

Following up on our coverage of Mark Waid‘s interview for Forbidden Planet TV about the upcoming Classic Captain Action Collection, we have some pages from the project for you to enjoy – including an exclusive page shared only with us by the team!

The collection goes on sale from 18th May 2022.

Captain Action Classic Collection (IDW, 2022)

The Captain Action comic, based on the classic action figure, has been out of print for more than 50 years. Written by Jim Shooter and Gil Kane, drawn by Kane and Wally Wood – a legendary roster of talent if there ever was one – and containing the origin of Captain Action and Action Boy and featuring their arch-nemesis, the diabolical Doctor Evil!

All five original issues are collected in this volume from IDW Publishing have been meticulously scanned from crisp first generation stats, and painstakingly re-coloured (using the original comics as guides), beautifully representing a long-lost treasure.

The new collection looks absolutely fantastic and certainly has Captain Action fans abuzz about it, who include comics writer Mark Waid, and many others!

• Pre-order the Captain Action Classic Collection hardcover here from Forbidden Planet (Affiliate Link)

Read our news story – Classic Captain Action back in print, Mark Waid sings its praises

• Captain Action Official Site

• There’s a great set of vintage Captain Action images of the character’s many different vintage outfits here on Flickr, gathered by collector Joe Shlabotnik

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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